DeafDigest Gold – April 17, 2016
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Save 10% on “Friends” Illustrated Children’s Book
Filled with rich, colorful illustrations, “Friends” is the story
about two boys who meet randomly in an alley. One is deaf and the
other hearing. Together they figure out how to communicate-showing
all it takes to make a new friend is an open mind and a willingness
to try new things, like sign language!
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Top stories about the deaf:
Ontario had planned to close their deaf schools.
Thanks to public outcry, these schools will
be open but only through the 2016-17 school year.
Will it continue open beyond 2016-17 school year
is a good question.
The new superintendent of California School for
the Deaf is a deaf woman – Nancy Hlibok Amann.
Her first day on the job is July 1st.
A deaf man, involved with a family dispute,
was asked to leave a relative’s apartment.
He refused. Cops were called in. The deaf man
requested an interpreter, and showed them
“deaf interpreter rights card” and the police
turned down his requests. As a result, a
lawsuit is pending in Sarasota, Florida.
A big rally by the deaf to assert their rights
and needs as American citizens will take place
at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, LA on
TV stations in India will run captions. This was
the order by the government.
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CONGRATULATIONS OR SYMPATHY
A deaf person was promoted to a big and important
supervisory position in a big company.
Congratulations or sympathy? Well, in that company
almost all hearing workers were lazy and did not
want to work hard.
Plus there are six different unions that these
hearing employees are members of.
Not an easy supervisory job for anyone!
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basement of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area. This
service is run by deaf owner/project manager with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews. All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.
To learn more about this company at www.surdusremodeling.com
Surdus Remodeling won Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2012 and 2013.
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NO TO MORE COFFEE
At a restaurant, a waiter offered to pour more coffee
for a deaf patron.
The deaf patron had too much coffee and shook his head
“no” but the hearing waitress still poured more coffee.
Does the hearing waitress not understand head shaking
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Deaf Book of the Week
LOOKING BACK – OLD VIDEO with captions on youtube
Deaf people can do anything
we have a deaf person who is/was a
— stockbroker’s clerk (19th century)
in 19th century, all transactions were paper,
no computers, no calculators, just shoutouts
from floor brokers. Very chaotic.
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Deaf Question of the Week:
Q. In New York State, most deaf schools
is a 4201 school. New York State School for
the Deaf (Rome) is not. Exactly what does
A. These schools, named after the bill number 4201
in the 1947 legislative body, get money from
the state to operate their privately run programs
for the deaf. Lexington, Fanwood, St Mary’s
Rochester, Mill Neck – they’re all 4201 schools!
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was at a technology fair for the blind last week.
One of the exhibit booths was blind hockey! Being born in Quebec, hockey is important!
The guy showed me a regular hockey puck. Then he showed me bigger puck that sounded like a rattle.
He asked if I want to join the team! I told him. “I am also deaf!”
He replied, “Oh, you can be a goalie!” I’m game!
I’ll have my SSP in front of me catching the pucks!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
You can email him at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf Wish List of the Week:
that high employment rates for the deaf exist
everywhere in the world
During late 19th century
John Doman Turner, a deaf British man, was employed
as a stockbroker’s clerk. In these days there were
no computers and all bids were call outs!
DeafNumbers of the Week:
that New York has frozen the 4201 funds
for deaf schools (see Deaf Question above).
The state government is broke, and by
freezing the funds, the state deaf schools
are in a financial crunch.
Deaf Collegiate Athletes:
Tom O’Neill is a member of the Providence College
cross country and track teams.
Deaf Elite Athletes:
KEVIN HALL SHOOTS 68 OR 16 UNDER AND 7 STROKES FROM THE TOP LEADER
It was another wonderful day for Kevin Hall in spite of playing hurt
(sore back) for the last three
days. He scored four under in the final round. At start of his
round, he jumped ahead of his playing partners by shooting 3 under
par at front nine and never lost lead. Though he was not able to
maximize his tee shots like his partners did, he made up for it with
his putting game – 25 putts for the whole round. For example, he
landed his drive in the bunker at the par 5 12th hole (most difficult
one) far behind his partnersÿÿ drives. He ended up making a birdie
after laying up. His 3rd shot landed only 7 feet from the cup for one
putt. His partners ended up making pars though they had excellent
chances for making birdies at that hole. During the tournament,
several deaf fans were approached by hearing people asking about
Kevin’s game progress and they ended up following the Deaf fans
rooting for Kevin. By end of one round, Kevin’s army grew to as
many as 35 persons which is quite unusual as many golfers didn’t
have any fans following them. Most Deaf fans agreed that Kevin was
getting better all the time since he started playing in the Florida
tournaments. For example, he scored even par only once and the rest
of rounds were sub pars (under 72). Another example is that the last
two tournaments (Tampa Advocates & Lake County Swing Thought Tour) he
played six rounds or 108 holes with only three bogeys and over 30
birdies. Of all 2016 tournaments, he made all of the cuts, even
Swing Thought Tour’s 33% cut. When reflecting on his 2016
tournaments, Kevin stated he never had so many faithful fans and they
have served as an inspiration for him to play golf better. He looks
forward to entering the challenging level Web.com as early as next
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